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'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%' Image copyright Getty Images The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.

'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'

The clothing - which combines "burqa" with "bikini" - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show. Aheda Zanetti, who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200% The 48-year-old Sydney woman said the swimsuits represented freedom and healthy living - not oppression. "I'm an Aussie chick, I've been here all my life," she said. "I know what hijab means. Listen: Burqini creator speaks to the BBC World Service "Access to beaches and for swimming is banned to any person wearing improper clothes that are not respectful of good morals and secularism. "" Ms Zanetti said the original intention behind the garment was to allow Muslim women to participate in the Australian beach lifestyle.

"I wanted my girls to grow up to have that freedom of choice," she said. "I don't care if they want to have a bikini. How Fashion Is Framing Olympic Athletes for Rio 2016. LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says British Vogue’s deputy editor Emily Sheffield.

How Fashion Is Framing Olympic Athletes for Rio 2016

“It’s a part of everyday conversation [so] Vogue has always focused on a wide variety of personalities: performers, writers, artists, politicians — and sportsmen and women too.” Called “Fighting Talk,” Sheffield’s recent feature of British female champion boxer Nicola Adams is just one of the many examples of glossy magazines around the world giving Olympic athletes a spotlight in recent months. In the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, kicking off in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, publications from the Chinese and Swedish editions of Elle to the Brazilian and Australian editions of Vogue have showcased an international constellation of top athletes , through a variety of narratives.

These editorials are a testament to the increasingly interconnected nature of sports and fashion. British Vogue Boxer Nicola Adams in British Vogue's August issue | Photo: Matthew Brookes. Dress Made From 72 Flags Carries A Powerful Message About LGBT Lives. Cara Delevingne Wears a Floral Kimono Dress in London. Cara Delevingne has been totally killing it when it comes to her style as of late, on a press tour for her new flick, Suicide Squad.

Cara Delevingne Wears a Floral Kimono Dress in London

While we loved her and co-star Margot Robbie’s matching (and personalized!) Tracksuits, and thought she slayed in waist-high boots, she may have just worn our favorite look so far. For her latest outing with the cast, she chose what looked to be a floral and leather outfit. But no: It was so much more than that. Between her visible bra, thigh-high leather boots, kimono-style dress and leather pleating on the front, let’s just say Cara’s look was at least three outfits in one.

Leave it to Cara to wear a lacy bra, a leather skirt and a floral kimono dress all at the same time. Related: Cara Delevingne Wore Waist-High Boots Last Night, and We Have Some Questions. 10 of Fashion's Most Avant-Garde Designers. From Coco Chanel’s popularization of the suit to Christian Dior’s full-skirted New Look, the ongoing evolution of fashion has existed largely on the innovations of the visionaries.

10 of Fashion's Most Avant-Garde Designers

For those creative and revolutionary enough to concoct an idea backed up only by their own convictions, some have managed not only to enter the mainstream of fashion but be embraced wholeheartedly by its capriciousness. While many designers stay within the familiar bounds of what’s been deemed marketable and find their client base in clothing that is wearable and flattering, there are other designers whose nearly surrealistic convictions have put them a little outside of the mainstream. Though a thick line exists between ready-to-wear and the avant-garde, a few designers have opted to leave their clothing with the mark of something a bit more extraordinary. Yohji Yamamoto Thierry Mugler Courrèges Gareth Pugh Paco Rabanne Comme des Garçons Viktor & Rolf Vivienne Westwood John Galliano Alexander McQueen 45shares.